Archive for former students

On Saturday, September 21, former student Trent Latshaw took Brady Bullard, director of development for the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, up in his P-51 Mustang for a flyover at the beginning of the Texas A&M vs. SMU football game at Kyle Field. Below is Bullard’s account of …


John C. Vassberg, a Texas A&M aerospace engineering graduate and Boeing technical fellow, received top honors from the American Institute of Aerodynamics and Astronautics (AIAA) for his achievements in the field of applied aerodynamics. Vassberg, who works for Boeing Research & Technology i…


It wasn’t easy, but Irene and William Minor (left) managed to send four sons to Texas A&M University over the span of 11 years. Each of the brothers followed in their father’s footsteps as Aggie graduates, earning six of the family’s 10 degrees in civil engineering at Texas A&M.  Now the br…


Wives, take note! A surefire way to surprise your husband at Christmas is to endow a Texas A&M University scholarship in his name. That’s what one enterprising Aggie spouse did, and now the Jeanne and Michael R. Niklasch ’84 Scholarship for chemical engineering students is well on its way to be…


A new civil engineering graduate fellowship at Texas A&M University honors Don Murff (left), a retired visiting professor and former ExxonMobil geotechnical engineer. “We are pleased to honor Don for his enormous contributions to the offshore geotechnical engineering profession,” said Alan G. Y…


When Dr. Larry Piper retired from Texas A&M University after three decades as a petroleum engineering educator, Terry Rathert of Magnolia decided on the perfect farewell gift—a four-year scholarship for top freshmen—to honor the outgoing teacher and mentor. Piper learned about the surprise trib…


George Hickox ’80 (left), Janeen Judah ’81 (center) and Tim Leach ’82 (right) were inducted into the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Graduates during the Fall Industry Board Dinner Sept. 15t.The academy was developed by the Industry Board as a means to rec…


The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering honored former student Lawrence Bobo '58 at the department's annual awards banquet at the College Station Hilton on April 7.Bobo (pictured left with Department Head Brett Peters) is the owner of Powder Metallurgy, a parts manufacturing company he …


Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have announced that petroleum engineering former student John E. Bethancourt is among the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Chosen for the 2011 honor were Clifton J. "Clif" Bolner, Class of 1949, of San Antonio;…


Dr. Heng Zhang, a former Ph.D. student of Professor Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Prestigious 2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.This award was established to encourage research excellence and to…